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‘India, Singapore to focus on maritime co-operation, security and peace in Indo-Pacific region’

Prime News, International, National, Singapore, June 1:- Maritime co-operation, security and peace in the Indo-Pacific region are the key focus areas of ties between India and Singapore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong said today.

PM Modi is on the last leg of his three-nation tour in Southeast Asia.

PM Modi reached the island nation on Thursday after his visit to Indonesia and a short stop-over in Malaysia.

“In the coming times, dealing with cyber security and extremism and terrorism will be important areas of our cooperation,” PM Modi said.

PM Modi and Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong also discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas like trade and investment, connectivity, innovation and technology. The two leaders also exchanged views to strengthen bilateral relations and explored further cooperation in the flagship initiatives of the government.

Before meeting the country’s Prime Minister, PM Modi called on Singapore President Halimah Yacob at the Istana Presidential Palace. He was given a ceremonial welcome and a guard of honour at the palace.-(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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